Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicWaheeda Rehman

Topic: Waheeda Rehman

Forget Gehraiyaan, Dev Anand & Waheeda Rehman’s Guide is the OG film of complex characters

The three-hour-long film is a cocktail of romance, melodrama, brilliant music-dance sequences, and a thought-provoking story.

Waheeda Rehman — the ‘chaudhvin ka chand’ of Indian cinema who never believed in her beauty

Although Waheeda Rehman began her career at 17, she created her own boundaries and made independent decisions. It reflected in the characters she played.

Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Guru Dutt’s Muslim social that pioneered the bro code in Hindi films

A love triangle at heart, the movie provides a compelling look at Muslim life & male friendship, with exquisite music & cinematography.

Kaagaz Ke Phool is Guru Dutt’s masterclass in filmmaking and heartbreak

Guru Dutt's classic, tragic film is brought to life by subtle performances and dialogue, gorgeous camerawork and Kaifi Azmi's haunting lyrics.

Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari spoke about patriotism like no other Bollywood film

With great music on one hand, but problematic representation on the other, Dev Anand’s directorial debut is an interesting watch.

Mujhe Jeene Do: When Sunil Dutt shattered inter-faith marriage taboo while playing a dacoit

Written by Sunil Dutt’s closest friend, Aghajani Kashmeri, the script of this 1963 film isn’t black and white, even if the picture was.

Teesri Kasam: When Raj Kapoor played perfect foil to Waheeda Rehman’s heartbreaking grace

A commercial failure, Teesri Kasam won National Award for best film but its heartbroken and financially broke producer Shailendra had passed away by then

Lessons in stardom from Dev Anand

On his birth anniversary, my perennial tale of close encounters with Dev Anand: conversations on the most fabulous women in Hindi cinema, essentials of stardom and learning to catch the best light

On Camera


Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.